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Bill Brassard Jr.
Free Videos for Schools on Firearm Safety and Conservation from NSSF®
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation® is offering schools the opportunity to receive--free of charge--educational videos about firearm safety and wildlife conservation.
The firearm safety videos help teach students how to react when encountering a firearm in an unsupervised situation. The conservation titles educate students on how wildlife and wild lands are protected, and how hunters support this effort with contributions amounting to more than $1 billion annually.
NSSF believes all teachers and their students, whether in public, private or home schools, can benefit from the important messages in the videos, which are contained on two DVDs. Both the Firearm Safety DVD and Conservation DVD can be ordered online. The three separate videos contained on each DVD can be previewed online as well.
The Firearm Safety DVD offers these three videos--"McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety" for students in kindergarten through grade 6, "It's Your Call: Playing It Safe Around GunsSM" for students in grades 6 through 9 and "Firearms Safety Depends on YouSM," which covers the ten commandments of gun safety and is for audiences of all ages. The first two titles help teach students how to respond if should they encounter a firearm in an unsupervised situation at school, at home or at a friend's home.
The Conservation DVD contains "Wildlife for Tomorrow®," which is designed for students in grades 4 through 7, and two other videos, "The Unendangered Species®" and "What They Say About HuntingSM," which are for students in grades 7 through 12. "Wildlife for Tomorrow" and "The Unendangered Species" tell the story of how game animals such as the wild turkey, white-tailed deer and Rocky Mountain elk were once endangered and have been restored to abundance. "What They Say About Hunting" takes a close look at hunting and its relevance today through a pro-and-con debate.
Teachers in more than 100,000 schools nationwide have shown these videos to students in their classrooms and praised them for handling the topics with sensitivity.
Order or preview the free videos online at http://www.nssf.org/education/video.cfm.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.